Government Of India/भारत सरकार
India Meteorlogical Department/भारत मौसम विज्ञान विभाग
Meteorological Center, Hyderabad/मौसम विज्ञान केंद्र, हैदराबाद

18-Jan-2021(at 08:30 Hrs IST)


Date 18-Jan-2021 19-Jan-2021
Minimum temperature 18-20 oC 18-20 oC
Forecast Partly cloudy sky. Mist/ Shallow Fog very likely to occur during morning hours in the city and surrounding areas. Partly cloudy sky. Mist/ Shallow Fog very likely to occur during morning hours in the city and surrounding areas.
Impact Expected NIL NIL
Activity Suggested No Action No Action

Risk Level Response Temperature
Very Low No Action > 15 oC
Low Be Updated 10 - 15 oC
Medium Be Prepared 04 - 10 oC
High Take Action <=4oC

Impact expected:

Human Health:

  • Lung related health impacts: Dense fog contains particulate matter and other pollutants and in case exposed it gets lodged in the lungs, clogging them and decreasing their functional capacity which increases episodes of wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath

  • Impact on people having asthma bronchitis: Long time exposure to dense fog may cause respiratory problem for people having asthma bronchitis and other lung related health problems

  • Causes Eye Irritation: Dense fog contains pollutions of various types and these Pollutants in the air if exposed may tend to irritate the membranes of the eye causing various infections leading to redness or swelling of the eye.

Transport Aviation:

  • May affect some airports, highways and railway routes in the areas of met- sub-division.

  • Ferry services also to be affected

  • Difficult driving conditions with slower journey times.

  • Some road traffic collisions


  • Impact on agriculture, crop, livestock, water supply, transport and power sector at some places.

Action suggested:

Human Health:

  • Wear several layers of loose fitting, light weight; warm woolen clothing.

  • Cover your head, neck, hands and toes adequately as majority of heat loss occurs through these body parts. Wear several layers of loose fitting, light weight; warm woolen clothing rather than one layer of heavy cloth.

  • Eat vitamin-C rich fruits & vegetable and drink sufficient fluids preferably warm fluids to maintain adequate immunity.

  • Avoid or limit outdoor activities.

  • Keep dry, if wet, change cloths immediately to prevent loss of body heat. Wear insulated/waterproof shoes.

  • Warm the affected area of the body slowly with lukewarm water; do not rub the skin vigorously.

  • If the affected skin area turns black, immediately consult a doctor.

  • Maintain ventilation while using Heaters to avoid inhaling toxic fumes.

  • Take safety measures while using electrical and gas heating devices.

  • Extreme care needed for vulnerable people.

  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible for someone suffering from frostbite/ Hypothermia.

Transport Aviation:

  • Careful while driving or outing through any transport.

  • Use fog lights during driving.

  • Be touch with airlines and Railway and State transport for scheduled of your journey.


  • Protect livestock from cold weather.

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